A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities ... in the Museum of the Royal Irish Academy: pt. 1] Stone, earthen, and vegetable materials. 1857. [pt. 2] Animal materials and bronze. 1861

Hodges, Smith & Company, 1857

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Seite 231 - Rannall's country, in the county of Leitrim, possibly one of those on Drumaleague Lough recently examined. AD 1591. The map of the escheated territories made for the Government by Francis Jobson, or the " Platt of the county of Monaghan," preserved in the State Paper Office, contains rough sketches of the dwellings of the petty chiefs of Monaghan, which " are in all cases surrounded by water. One is to be found in every barony distinguished as...
Seite 221 - ... but submerged in winter. These were enlarged and fortified by piles of oaken timber, and in some cases by stone-work. A few were approached by moles or causeways, but, generally speaking, they were completely insulated and only accessible by boat ; and it is notable that in almost every instance an ancient canoe was discovered in connection with the crannoge. Being thus insulated, they afforded secure places of retreat from the attacks of enemies, or were the fastnesses of predatory chiefs or...
Seite 120 - ... 88 feet from east to west, and 87 from north to south. The stones are put together without any description of mortar or cement; the wall is 13 feet thick at the bottom, and 5 feet 2 inches broad at top at the highest part, where some of the old coping-stones still remain, and which is there 1 7 feet 6 inches high upon the inside.
Seite 227 - Lough, and aifords a good idea of the general arrangement of these timber structures. The outer paling of stakes includes a circle 60 feet in diameter, in some parts double or^ treble ; " there are clusters of stakes in other portions of the island, some of which appear to have been placed with regard to a particular arrangement. A, the central oblong portion, consists of a platform of round logs, cut in lengths of from 4 to 6 feet, chiefly of alder timber.
Seite 222 - The circumference of the circle was formed by upright posts of black oak, measuring from six to eight feet in height; these were mortised into beams of a similar material, laid flat upon the marl and sand beneath the bog, and nearly sixteen feet below the present surface. The upright posts were held together by connecting crossbeams, and (said to be) fastened by large iron nails ; parts...

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